Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Spends 400th Week on Billboard Album Chart
According to Billboard, the album debuted and peaked at No. 3 when it was first released in April of 2004. The disc went on to sell 5.93 million copies in the U.S. and remained in the Top 200 through late November of 2006, spending 138 consecutive weeks on the chart. The set returned to the Top 200 on Dec. 12, 2009, where it has frequently been on the charts ever since.
Making the feat more interesting is that Guns N' Roses' Greatest Hits is now one of seven albums in chart history to have amassed as many as 400 weeks on the chart. The others are Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (927), Johnny Mathis' Johnny's Greatest Hits (490), the My Fair Lady original cast recording (480), Bob Marley and the Wailers' Legend (471), Journey's Greatest Hits (462) and Metallica's self-titled black album (432).
Even with Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits amassing 5.93 million sales in the U.S. and spending 400 weeks on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, it still falls shy in album sales to their debut disc, Appetite for Destruction, which has been certified 18 times platinum, making it a Diamond record.
There has been a renewed interest in Guns N' Roses over the last year-plus, as classic era members Slash and Duff McKagan have returned to the band for the "Not in This Lifetime" tour. The trek is currently making its way through Europe this summer, with more North American dates coming later this year. See all of the band's scheduled shows here.
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